Sports + Recreation

NBBA 36th Annual World Series

When: Aug. 1-6 2011

The City of Indianapolis Parks & Recreation in partnership with the National Beep Baseball Association (NBBA) will host the 36th Annual World Series competition at the Mary and John Geisse Soccer Complex. Beep Baseball is an adaptive version of America's favorite pastime for the blind and visually impaired.

Sixteen teams from across the country and a team from Taiwan will play round-robin style to compete to become the World Series champions at the final game Aug. 6.

The NBBA was formed in 1975 to offer the blind and visually impaired population an opportunity to participate in competitive sports once limited only to the sighted public. The game is modified with the use of a ball that emits a rapid beep and bases that sound a buzz after the ball is hit. Team members are blindfolded to keep the playing field level. The object is to maximize the opportunities of putting the ball in play. Indianapolis is home to two Beep Baseball teams that travel around the country and compete in tournaments.

For more information about the NBBA World Series, please visit www.nbba.org. Indy Parks is seeking volunteers for the series; those interested may contact Allen McClendon at 317-327-7036.

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